THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR
1. LOW INVESTMENT, LOW OVERHEAD
Typical coffee franchises require real estate, construction, equipment purchases, and ongoing labor. It's tough to start a business without some or all of these elements, but anything you can do to minimize these capital intensive burdens (i.e. smaller footprint, minimize labor, etc.) reduces your risk. If you can get a piece of the booming coffee industry while reducing or eliminating some of these factors, that's something to consider.